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Learn Chinese

Thursdays, October 11 – November 15
Ages 15 & up
6 – 7pm
Palmer Park

This class will cover basics of the Mandarin Chinese language. We will discover pinyin and how to sound it out. Characters, basic concepts and phrases like “hello, how are you” will be covered. You will also gain a little insight in to Chinese culture. Register for beginner’s Mandarin Chinese and say “ni hao” today!
Resident: $40, Non-Resident: $65
Registration Deadline: October 5

Let’s Make Believe

Thursdays, October 18 – November 8
5 – 6pm
Ages 5 – 7yrs
Palmer Park
Dress up if you’d like and join us for an hour of fun exploring the following themes:

Week 1: Cowboy/Cowgirl
Week 2: Pirates
Week 3: Circus
Week 4: Super Heroes

Resident: $20, Non-Resident: $30 (Price includes all 4 weeks)

Alphabet City

Thursdays, October 18 – November 8
3 – 4pm
Ages 3 – 6yrs
Palmer Park

The adventure starts with the exploration of specific letters then continues with a scavenger hunt to find those letters hidden in our new park, Sprout City. Each week we will explore a new letter! Resident: $20, Non-Resident: $30
Registration Deadline: October 11

Palmer Playgroup

Saturdays, October 13 – November 3
10 – 10:45am
Ages 18 Months – 30 Months
Palmer Park

Bring your little ones for socialization, fun, and maybe even make some friends yourself! Each class will include: free-play, a simple art project, singing/finger plays, and gross motor activities. Parent/guardian must accompany child.
Resident: $20, Non-Resident: $30
Registration Deadline: October 5

Ukulele

Mondays, October 15 – November 19
6:30 – 7:30pm
All Ages
Palmer Park

Want to learn the intricacies of playing the ukulele? This popular program is back for a third session and promises to teach correct handling, chord strumming, and basic music/chart reading. The class starts with half an hour of technique and continues with the second half hour focused on learning songs!
Resident: $35, Non-Resident: $50

Dance


Gingerbread Saturday

Saturday, December 15
Palmer Park
12 – 3pm
Ages 6 – 12yrs

Moms and dads: need to shop for the kids but have no time? Bring them to the Rec for hours of fun while you finish up last minute shopping. While you shop, we will have a blast building life-sized gingerbread houses! There will also be time to learn about the history of gingerbread houses and decorate gingerbread cookies to take home. (We will provide all the materials needed to design and build, kids just need to bring their imagination!)
Resident: $10, Non-Resident: $20

Painted Acorn Glass Candle

Wednesday, October 10
6 – 7:30pm
Ages 18 & up
Palmer Park

Join in and learn how to turn ordinary acorns into a work of art then use them to create your own decorative candle in a mason jar. Instructor: Cindy Badley.
Resident: $10, Non-Resident: $15
Registration Deadline: October 5

Acorn Painting

Wednesday, October 10
4 – 5pm
Ages 8 – 17 yrs
Palmer Park

Learn how to paint acorns and turn them into your own work of art. Artist Cindy Badley will walk you through necessary steps to create unique designs.
Resident: $5, Non-Resident: $8
Registration deadline: October 5

Paint a Pumpkin

Friday, October 12
4 – 5pm
Ages 8 – 17yrs
Palmer Park

Get yourself in the Halloween mood by painting your own pumpkin! Artist Cindy Badley will be on hand to offer assistance and creative ideas. Small pumpkin & paint provided. Resident: $10, Non-Resident: $15
Registration Deadline: October 5

Pumpkin String Art

Friday, October 12
6 – 7:30pm
Ages 18 & up
Palmer Park

Learn all the skills you need to create your own string art! This class features a special pumpkin design. Artist Cindy Badley will guide you through the steps to create this new favorite fall decoration for your home.
Resident: $15, Non-Resident: $25
Registration Deadline: October 5

Wreath Workshop

Wednesday, November 14
6 – 7:30pm
Ages 15 & up
Palmer Park

Get your friends together and join us in an evening of Christmas wreath crafting fun! Please BYO craft supplies. We will supply: the wreath base, additional holiday craft supplies, and few easy-to-make examples. Let’s see what we can create! Punch and cookies provided.
Resident: $5, Non-Resident: $8
Registration Deadline: November 9

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